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Chief in the “Mafia”: a network of restaurants will be headed by Andrei Papko

Andrei Papko will be the new general director of the restaurant chain “Mafia” of Taras and Oksana Seredyukov. About this Forbes told a source in the restaurant market. Papko confirmed his appointment. The current CEO of the company, Yevgeny Rezuev, refused to report a future job, citing agreements with a new employer.

Andrei Papko is a longtime ally of Taras Seredyuk, one of the co-owners of Mafia. They worked together at Mobilochka, where the new Mafia CEO was the head of the retail network of the cellular retailer. In the “Mafia” came to the position of commercial director in June 2013. It is expected that the official appointment of a new appointment will be announced tomorrow, September 5.

In 2012, according to the Restaurant Consulting data, the network occupied about 5% of the capital market, where 13 of the 23 Mafia points are located. Kiev restaurants revenue is about $ 35 million. The company does not disclose financial results.

How much do managers in restaurant retail earn? Two recruiter on condition of anonymity estimated the level of income of top managers in the industry at the level of $ 96,000 – $ 120,000 per year. “Considering that Seredyuk and Papko have been working together for a long time, the latter’s earnings may be closer to the upper boundary,” one of the recruiters believes.

The first restaurant “Mafia” was opened in 2008 in Kharkov. At the beginning of June 2013, the network united 23 restaurants, 8 of which are open for franchises. Co-owners of the network – Oksana and Taras Seredyuki
The Forbes Mafia reported that they were pleased with the work of the current CEO and did not plan to change him, this is an initiative of Rezuev himself. Before moving to the Mafia, Rezuev worked at DC Ukraine, Fozzy, and Mobilochka. Under his leadership, “Mafia” has grown to two dozen points, began active development in franchising and the development of regions.

Olga Nasonova, head of Restaurant Consulting, suggests that the reason for changing the CEO is to change the company’s development priorities. “Perhaps at the current stage of the company’s development, a manager is needed who will focus on consolidating the results achieved. While Rezuev focused on active growth, ”she says.

Since the end of 2011, Mafia has been actively growing both in terms of revenue and profit. “But because of the rapid growth, as is often the case, the quality began to decline. I was convinced by my own experience, ”says Nasonova. According to Papko, the main task that the owners have set for him is the improvement of the quality of service. Active development of the network is in the background.

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